If you’re a fan of Tactics Ogre: Reborn, you know that the endgame can be a thrilling and challenging experience. To help you navigate this stage with ease, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to answer all your burning questions. From World mechanics to anchor points and recruitments, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive in and conquer the endgame together!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is World?
World is the game’s version of a New Game Plus, but with a unique twist. Unlike other New Game Plus modes, you don’t start from scratch. Instead, you retain your entire army and inventory while gaining the freedom to travel to specific points in the timeline, known as Anchor Points.
How do anchor points work?
Anchor points are strategically placed throughout the timeline, usually before or after major events. When you travel to an anchor point and make progress, you’ll need to reach the next anchor point for it to save. This is crucial, especially if you’re going back to complete a recruitment you missed.
What do you mean by recruitments?
Recruitments refer to replaying specific steps in the game to trigger the recruitment of certain characters. For example, if you missed the Reisan Way battle and want to recruit Ravness, you’ll need to go back to a point where you can engage in that battle and then progress through the story as usual. Keep in mind that you can’t recruit a character and then travel to a future anchor point since the world state at that point won’t recognize your previous actions.
What’s the earliest point you can travel back to?
You can start traveling back in time right after saving Duke Ronway, which leads to the fight where Canopus joins your party. From there, you can explore different paths and make crucial decisions that shape the outcome of the game.
Do I have to re-recruit my party members?
Nope! The World function only affects the state of the world, not the state of your party. So, if you recruited a character in one playthrough, they will still be part of your party in subsequent playthroughs, regardless of their alignment or story progression. This means you can eventually recruit every single character, even those who are usually mutually exclusive.
Can I have multiple versions of the same character?
No, you can’t recruit the same character multiple times. Once you meet the requirements to recruit a character, you won’t receive a prompt to recruit them again. The only exception is if a character was permanently killed, in which case you can re-recruit them as many times as they meet their demise.
How do battles with guests work?
When you have a character in your party who also appears as a guest in battles, the guest version of that character will reflect the version in your party. For example, if you have Catiua as a Princess in your party, she will also be a Princess in all the Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 fights where she appears as a guest. This rule applies to maps where you need to rescue a character as well, such as Cistina and Hobyrim’s situations.
What about Denam’s Lord class and Catiua’s Princess class?
Denam’s Lord class and Catiua’s Princess class work similarly to recruiting route-specific characters. If Catiua is in your party and you let her die at Barnicia, you will still receive Denam’s Lord class without losing her.
What is CODA?
CODA is a series of four endgame events exclusive to Tactics Ogre: Reborn. These events offer unique characters and valuable item drops that enhance your endgame experience.
How do I access CODA?
To start CODA, you need to engage in Warren Report Talk topics associated with each event. These topics are usually straightforward and easy to initiate.
Are there any special requirements for CODA?
Yes, there are some requirements you need to meet to participate in CODA. For CODA 1, you must have Gildas alive, who is automatically recruited on the Law and Chaos routes but not on the Neutral route. However, thanks to the World function, you can still experience CODA 1 in a Neutral playthrough if you used World to recruit Gildas. For CODA 4, you need to have Vyce in your party, who can only be recruited on Law. Similarly to Gildas, Vyce can be dead in the Warren Report as long as he’s alive in your party.
What does the Warren Report have to do with things?
The Warren Report serves as a record of the state of the world in Tactics Ogre: Reborn. It impacts how characters are involved in the story, even if they are currently part of your army. For example, if you have Sherri in your party but killed her in a Chapter 4 storyline, the game will treat her as dead. She won’t have any dialogue in story fights, can’t open shrines, and won’t have an ending scene. However, you can use this to your advantage. If you recruited Arycelle in a previous run and let her die as a guest in Chapter 2 Chaos, she doesn’t suffer the massive loyalty drop that occurs if you choose the Neutral route.
How does the Palace of the Dead factor in?
The Palace of the Dead is a challenging 100-floor dungeon that offers valuable rewards. In Chapter 4, CODA 2 adds 15 more floors, bringing the total to a whopping 115. While clearing the Palace in Chapter 4 is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. Doing so allows you to craft guide books, which let you skip 25 levels each when starting CODA 2 at Level 75. Additionally, you may encounter Nybeth on Floor 100 of the Palace. Previously, defeating him was a requirement for triggering the Blackmoor fight, an optional battle available only during CODA 2 with incredible equipment rewards. We still await confirmation if this requirement remains.
So, what needs to be done for CODA?
To experience CODA fully, you need Vyce and Gildas in your party. Canopus is also recommended and is available on all routes. Additionally, clearing the Palace of the Dead in Chapter 4 and ensuring Nybeth is dead in your Warren Report (by defeating the final boss again if necessary) is highly recommended.
That wraps up our endgame guide for Tactics Ogre: Reborn. With these insights, you can now tackle the challenges that await you and uncover all the secrets in this fantastic game. For more content and updates about Tactics Ogre: Reborn, visit Capturing Fantasy, where your gaming fantasies come to life!